Wikipedia:WikiProject Statistics
WikiProject Statistics


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Welcome to WikiProject Statistics
Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group, whose aim is:
 To improve Wikipedia's coverage of statistics and the organization of information and articles on this topic.
This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to do lists below.
This WikiProject covers articles related to statistics, including the history of statistics and biographies of statisticians. Articles within its scope include those in:
 List of statistics topics
 Category:Statistics and its subcategories
 Category:Statisticians and its subcategories
An expandable tree view of subcategories of Category:Statistics is available at CategoryTree>Statistics.
As of 18 October 2018, there are 3,865 articles within the scope of WikiProject Statistics, of which 3 are featured and 15 are good articles. This makes up 0.07% of the articles on Wikipedia, 0.03% of all featured articles and lists, and 0.05% of all good articles. Including nonarticle pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, et cetera, there are 9,536 pages in the project.
A ranking of articles on statistical topics by recent page views is at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Statistics/Popular_pages.
The list of statistics topics is being extended to include existing articles not previously listed and any new or unlisted statisticsrelated articles should be added. The list contains over 2750 items, including some redirects (18 February 2013: was 2642 on 17 October 2011; 2233 on 29 July 2009; 1731 on 31 December 2008; and 945 on 22 May 2008). The list is not at present very sophisticated and this project could undertake general improvements given that lists are far more versatile than categories. Look at lists of mathematics topics for examples.
Some priority articles that the project hopes to make progress with are those in:
 Category:Statistics stubs (307 articles)
 Category:Statistics articles needing expert attention (58 articles)
Guidelines
Here are general guidelines for different types of articles in the project.
 Consider adding one of these navigational boxes to the end of the article:
 {{Statistics}} (example: Statistical hypothesis testing)
 {{Least squares and regression analysis}} (example: Nonlinear regression)
 {{Experimental design}} (example: Randomized block design)
 {{Medical research studies}} (example: Randomized controlled trial)
 {{Statistics journals}} (example: The American Statistician)
 {{ProbDistributions}} (example: Binomial distribution)
 {{Theory of probability distributions}} (example: Probability mass function)
 Tag the discussion page with
{{WPStatistics  importance=  class=}}
 and (if there is substantial mathematics content)
{{maths rating  field=probability and statistics  importance=  class=}}
 using appropriate values for the class and importance parameters as described here.
General statistics articles
 Use one or more subcategory of Category:Statistics
 Tag stubs with {{statisticsstub}}
Probability distributions
 Suggestions regarding the structure of articles about probability distributions are here
 Include either of these infoboxes (feel free to leave some parameters blank):
 Add an appropriate subcategory of Category:Probability distributions
 Tag stubs with {{probabilitystub}}
Biographies of statisticians
 Include {{infobox scientist}} with all known information.
 Add Category:Statisticians or one of its subcategories
 Make sure you follow the policy on Biographies of living persons
 Add {{WPBiography}} to the article's discussion page (include "living=yes" to the template for living persons)
 Tag stubs with {{statisticianstub}}, {{UKstatisticianstub}} or {{USstatisticianstub}}
Open tasks
Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Administrative tasks
 Read WikiProject Council/Guide/WikiProject
 Edit, expand and amend this project page or any of its subpages
 Edit, expand and amend the portal page or any of its subpages
 Add the {{WPStatistics}} banner to the talk page of articles in List of statistics articles
 Invite editors with established statistical expertise to participate
 Discuss the best structure for article assessment
 Reorganize Category:Statistics and Category:Probability and statistics
 Expand the list above (and this one!)
 Set watches on these two lists to be informed of updates
New articles
An automatically generated list of new articles is available here, based on these rules.
Please feel free to list here any new statisticsrelated articles that you create or come across (newer articles at the top, please) and also add them to list of statistics topics.
 Bayesian hierarchical modeling 12 May 2014
 Foundations of statistics 2 Sept 2013 major expansion from stub
Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, do not have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.
 New templates and categories
Please add new categories to this list as well as here.
Hot articles
14 edits  Negative binomial distribution 
13 edits  List of countries and dependencies by population 
10 edits  Dependent and independent variables 
6 edits  Standard deviation 
6 edits  System dynamics 
These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. Last updated 18 October 2018 by HotArticlesBot.
Article assessment
Statistics WikiProject
The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Statistics}}
project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate subcategories of Category:Statistics articles by quality and Category:Statistics articles by importance.
Currently 4,769 pages have been tagged with the {{WikiProject Statistics}}
template. Of these, 22 (0%) have not been assessed for quality and 165 (3%) have not been assessed for importance.
A log of recent changes in assessment is available here.
Statistics articles by quality and importance  

Quality  Importance  
Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ???  Total  
FA  1  1  2  
FL  1  1  
GA  5  9  1  15  
B  44  46  48  65  203  
C  34  154  179  268  4  639  
Start  9  180  380  1,194  76  1,839  
Stub  20  86  898  61  1,065  
List  1  7  11  58  1  78  
Category  514  514  
Disambig  18  18  
File  3  3  
Portal  1  1  2  
Project  29  29  
Redirect  2  5  289  1  297  
Template  1  38  39  
Assessed  89  409  712  2,498  892  144  4,744 
Unassessed  1  21  22  
Total  89  409  712  2,499  892  165  4,766 
WikiWork factors (?)  ω =  18,786Ω = 4.99 
Mathematics Wikiproject:probability and statistics
WikiProject Mathematics has a wellestablished subproject for assessing articles at WikiProject Mathematics/Wikipedia 1.0 that tabulates articles tagged with {{maths rating  field=probability and statistics}}
.
Mathematics pages by quality  

Quality  
Total pages  0 
Other potentially useful fields instead of "probability and statistics" are: "mathematical physics" for topics in statistical mechanics; "mathematicians" for biographies.
Article alerts
Articles for deletion
 19 Sep 2018 – Covariance mapping (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Nsda (t · c) was closed as redirect by Sandstein (t · c) on 26 Sep 2018; see discussion (4 participants)
 13 Sep 2018 – Quantitative parasitology (talk · edit · hist) AfDed by Bender235 (t · c) was closed as delete by Tone (t · c) on 20 Sep 2018; see discussion (5 participants)
Proposed deletions
 15 Oct 2018 – Correlate summation analysis (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Qwfp (t · c): No independent reliable sources to satisfy the general notability guidline. Only citation for technique is in conference paper that proposed it, which Google Scholar says has only been cited six times.
Templates for discussion
 02 Oct 2018 – Template:Common univariate probability distributions (talk · edit · hist) TfDed by Deacon Vorbis (t · c) was closed; see discussion
Good article nominees
 14 Sep 2018 – Theil–Sen estimator (talk · edit · hist) was GA nominated by David Eppstein (t · c); start discussion
Requests for comments
 30 Sep 2018 – Wikipedia:WikiProject 2010 US Census (talk · edit · hist) has an RfC by BeenAroundAWhile (t · c); see discussion
Featured content
 Featured articles
 Former featured articles
 Featured lists
 Good articles
 Former good articles
 Did you know? articles
 Muthu Alagappan
 Algorithmic bias
 Bivariate analysis
 Bradley–Terry model
 Crime statistics in the United Kingdom
 Demographics of Canada
 Aryeh Dvoretzky
 Gustav Elfving
 Extended Kalman filter
 KaiTai Fang
 GRIM test
 Alec Gallup
 Geometric median
 Geometric stable distribution
 H2O (software)
 Amy H. Herring
 Hierarchical generalized linear model
 Historical demography
 History of randomness
 Robert V. Hogg
 Holtsmark distribution
 Icelandic census of 1703
 In silico clinical trials
 Iterative proportional fitting
 Jackknife resampling
 Jadad scale
 Svante Janson
 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
 Leastsquares spectral analysis
 LogCauchy distribution
 Henry Mann
 Misleading graph
 Occupancy frequency distribution
 Jan Piekałkiewicz
 Randomised decision rule
 Revolution Analytics
 Sampling frame
 Schuette–Nesbitt formula
 Shapley–Folkman lemma
 Square root biased sampling
 Theil–Sen estimator
 Ulpian's life table
 Univariate analysis
 Variable and attribute (research)
 Francis Amasa Walker
 Working–Hotelling procedure
 Featured pictures
Related projects and portals
 Projects
 WikiProject Mathematics
 WikiProject Probability (currently inactive)
 WikiProject Science
 WikiProject Philosophy
 Statistics Department (statistics about Wikipedia, currently inactive)
 Media related to Statistics at Wikimedia Commons
 Portals
Categories
Article categories
 Here is a list of statistics categories for articles.
 Please try to assign articles to an appropriate subcategory of Category:Statistics rather than the top level.
Click an arrow symbol to expand any of the subcategories:
Other categories
 All categories tagged with the {{WPStatistics}} project template appear in Category:CategoryClass Statistics articles.
 See Category:WikiProject Statistics for a list of administrative categories in this project.
 You can add your username to Category:Wikipedian statisticians by including "[[Category:Wikipedian statisticians]]" on your userpage.
 Articles that show the {{WPStatistics}} banner on the talk page are automatically included in Category:WikiProject Statistics articles.